Posts Tagged: David Biespiel

Notable Portland: 5/9–5/15

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Literary events in and around Portland this week!

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Notable Portland: 4/11–4/17

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Literary events in and around Portland this week!

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: W. S. Merwin: An Appreciation

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The psyche is haunted by its own swollen intimacies, Merwin’s poems remind us.

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Notable Portland: 2/14–2/20

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Literary events in and around Portland this week!

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What to Read When 2019 Is Just Around the Corner

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A list of books releasing in the first half of 2019 that we can’t wait to read!

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What to Read When: Rumpus Staff Favorites 2018

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The Rumpus editorial staff selects our favorite pieces from 2018!

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Notable Portland: 9/13–9/19

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Literary events in and around Portland this week!

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Notable Portland: 2/15–2/21

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Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!

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Notable Portland: 1/25–1/31

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Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!

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Chewing Rocks: A Conversation with David Biespiel

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David Biespiel discusses his new book, The Education of a Young Poet, being comfortable in uncertainty, and extending moments in writing.

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Notable Portland: 10/12–10/18

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Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 14): “Some Grass Along a Ditch Bank”

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…being on the edge of the natural world is like being on the edge of time.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 13): “Letter to Simic from Boulder”

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“Wherever you are on earth, you are safe,” writes Richard Hugo. Really?

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Notable Portland: 5/18–5/24

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Thursday 5/18: Sung Yim and Kate Jayroe read from their latest work. Daedalus Books, 7 p.m., free. The Comma Reading Series presents Penelope Scambly Schott and Marjorie Sandor as they read from their latest work. Broadway Books, 7 p.m., free.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 12): “Shine, Perishing Republic”

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Vive le resistance déjà vu, you say? Are we only a nation that forgets, a United States of Obliviousness?

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 8): “Song of the Gourd”

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“Song of the Gourd” is like an eye roll at this sort of gusto about leaving the Southland.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Against Hatred

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We poets do not believe the world belongs to us. Our existence is a miracle, and yet we know our world is limited.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 7): “Facing It”

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There should be no forgetting, much less forgiveness, of what happened during the Vietnam War.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 6): “To Elsie”

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Now the battle is joined. I will prosecute my part of it as a writer till the last dog dies…

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 4): “Roosters”

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the roosters brace their cruel feet and glare // with stupid eyes / while from their beaks there rise / the uncontrolled, traditional cries.

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